MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,958 this week

Route Irish (2010)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 3,101 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 81 critic

The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend's death and sets out to discover the truth.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 21 Aug 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 10 Feb 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 07 Nov 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 30 Dec 2013
 
list image
a list of 38 titles
created 05 May 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Route Irish" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Route Irish (2010)

Route Irish (2010) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Route Irish.
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Five Yorkshiremen try to survive after the British Rail is bought out by a private company.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Dean Andrews, Thomas Craig, Joe Duttine
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz
Tickets (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A train travels across Italy toward Rome. On board is a professor who daydreams a conversation with a love that never was, a family of Albanian refugees who switch trains and steal a ticket... See full summary »

Directors: Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Carlo Delle Piane, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Silvana De Santis
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam
Carla's Song (1996)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

1987, love in time of war. A bus driver George Lennox meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious, profoundly sad life in Glasgow. Her back is scarred, her boyfriend missing, her ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas, Scott Glenn
Sweet Sixteen I (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Martin Compston, Michelle Coulter, Annmarie Fulton
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Spring 1936, a young unemployed communist, David, leaves his hometown Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. He joins an international group of Militia-men and women, the ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Icíar Bollaín
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two Latina sisters work as cleaners in a downtown office building, and fight for the right to unionize.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo
Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the country's 'Red Scare' of the 1930s.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Winston Churchill, Tony Benn, Aneurin Bevan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Fergus
...
Rachel
...
Frankie
...
Alex Walker
Jack Fortune ...
Haynes
Talib Rasool ...
Harim
Craig Lundberg ...
Craig
...
Nelson (as Trevor Williams)
Russell Anderson ...
Tommy
Jamie Michie ...
Jamie
Bradley Thompson ...
Young Fergus
Daniel Foy ...
Young Frankie
...
Marisol
Maggie Southers ...
Frankie's Mother
R. David ...
David
Edit

Storyline

The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend's death and sets out to discover the truth.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | | |

Language:

|

Release Date:

16 March 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Halál sugárút  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Harim: This song is from Mesopotamia, uh... which means the land between the two rivers: the Tigris and the Eufrates, where the homo sapiens learned to write, to count and mark the stars, which anthropologists called the cradle of civilizations. In my dreams it might be once again.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 15 March 2011 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ken Loach can still teach us a thing or two
20 February 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Ken Loach's Route Irish tells the story of needless deaths in Iraq and their consequences upon those living there, in Britain and elsewhere.

When Fergus, a security officer once stationed in Iraq, finds out the mate he persuaded to work in Iraq, for the same security firm that employed him,has been killed in questionable circumstances, he sets out on an emotional journey to find out the truth behind his friend's death and the role played by all parties propelling this unfortunate country into chaos.

This is a journey that itself takes innocent lives and Loach makes pretty sure that outcomes like the casualties of war, profit-based occupation and misguided revenge step up and hit us in the face. Sure, maybe he's stating the bleedin' obvious, but sometimes the bleedin' obvious has such power it needs to get another run. Great stuff and wonderful acting from Mark Womack and Andrea Lowe. 8/10


1 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Good points and bad, but mostly bad. NutNut
Any news from Route Irish? mortanga
London Film Festival rharsin-1
Discuss Route Irish (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?